THE AMERICAN WEST 1820-1920 (And the Irish who made it)
University College Dublin / National Library of Ireland – Lifelong Learning
Where: National Library, Kildare Street
When: Wednesdays 10.30 – 13.00 October 5, 12,19 November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Yes there was Billy the Kid – but he wouldn’t have become a legend but for Murphy, Dolan and Riley!
Nellie Cashman did a lot more for Tombstone than Wyatt Earp!
George Custer was a dashing cavalryman but Phil Sheridan was his boss!
Tom Fitzpatrick had more of an impact on the ‘real’ West than Buffalo Bill!
Come and find out about the dozens of Irish adventurers, entrepreneurs and lawmen who helped create the American West
You’ll find out about Sitting Bull, the Union Pacific, the Gunfight at the OK Corral, the Battle of the Little Bighorn but also about Belinda Mulrooney, William Mulholland, Myles Keogh and a host of other extraordinary Irish characters.